Wednesday, April 23, 2008
ridin' the tiger
Lectured again today. This experience has actually been quite lovely. I would totally do that for a living. Too bad you need the PhD and research appointment to do it.
I have this student; we'll call him Kevin. Kevin gives me hope. They had a paper due last week. Their big final paper. And they had to find sources for it. Only 2. Well, Kevin emailed me to ask if it was ok if he had more. He had 11. 11 sources. His paper is totally kick ass. He is extremely bright and takes his education seriously. What a novel idea.
Kevin emailed Dr. D (our lecturing professor) with concerns/comments about the content of a particular lecture. Dr. D articulated a pretty kick ass response, and, instead of doing what most students would have done (hell, even what I would have done), Kevin wrote back saying. Wow, that's one heck of a response. You really changed my mind about stuff.
Yeah, Kevin gives me hope. Maybe his alias should be Obama instead.